Resume

For a PDF of my resume, contact me at herrerac@huntington.edu.

CHRISTIAN M. HERRERA

EDUCATION

August 2012 – Present

Huntington University

Double Major: Journalism and Communication Studies with minor in Criminal Justice.

Dean’s List with 3.59 GPA

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient in investigative and feature journalism, audio production, and photography.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as InDesign, WordPress, Audacity, and Photoshop.
  • Trained for social media management.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Exceptional public speaking skills.
  • Able to follow verbal and written instructions.

WORK EXPERIENCE

August 2013 – May 2014

The Huntingtonian; 2303 College Avenue, Huntington, IN 46750

  • Position: Arts and Entertainment Editor
  • Responsibilities: Keeping the Arts & Entertainment section of the Huntingtonian.com fresh and current; generating articles, podcasts, graphs and photos for the Arts & Entertainment section of the Huntingtonian.com by receiving submissions and asking reporters and photographers to cover stories; making sure each story has at least one visual elements (a photo, graph, or video clip) for them; editing content to follow specific Writer’s Guidelines of the Huntingtonian, including leads, structure, headlines, blurbs and decks; copy editing for grammar and AP style; submitting edited stories and visual elements to the chief editor for final approval; posting approved stories when returned from the chief editor; designing the Arts & Entertainment section of the paper newspaper each issue on InDesign; reporting and writing at least one hard news story per semester, including visual elements; helping other section editors to alleviate uneven loads

August 2013 – December 2013

Enterprise Resource Center; 2303 College Avenue, Huntington, IN 46750; (260) 359-4104

  • Position: ERC Public Relations Correspondent
  • Responsibilities: generating press releases on upcoming event to promote the ERC; writing profiles on students who have found success through the ERC; conducting interviews with students, campus faculty and staff; providing timely updates on performance with director of the ERC

June 2013 – August 2013

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel; 1 West Upper Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601; (312) 372-7200

  • Position: Guest Services/Bellstand (Summer Employment)
  • Responsibilities: Greeting and escorting guests to rooms; informing guests of property amenities, services, and hours of operation, and local areas of interest and activities; transporting guest luggage to and from guest rooms and/or designated bell area; assisting with luggage storage and retrieval; assisting guests/visitors in and out of vehicles, including assisting guests with loading/unloading luggage; anticipating and addressing guests’ service needs (including directions); speaking with others using clear and professional language, and answering telephones using appropriate etiquette; developing and maintaining positive working relationships with others; standing or walking for an extended period of time or for an entire work shift; moving, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, and placing objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance; maintaining a clean and safe environment; and performing other reasonable job duties as requested by supervisors.

June 2012 – August 2012

Catholic Charities; 721 North LaSalle Street; Chicago, IL 60654; (312) 655-7341.

  • Position: Customer Service Desk and Clerk (Summer Program Employee)
  • Responsibilities: Dealing with any questions, comments, and concerns customers had; signing customers in, stamping them, organizing name cards with customers’ information; organizing shelves according to food and “best if used by” date; helping load trucks and shipments of products; heavy lifting; maintaining a clean and safe environment; sweeping; wiping; and helping customers with their shopping.

June 2011 – August 2011

Catholic Charities; 721 North LaSalle Street; Chicago, IL 60654; (312) 655-7341.

  • Position: Lunch-n-More Summer Program Employee
  • Responsibilities: Working in an assembly line packing various food items into plastic bags; packaging bags into boxes and sealing them; stacking packaged boxes; lifting and carrying heavy food boxes to work station; organizing food at work station; assembling boxes; cleaning work station; taking out the trash; and sweeping floors.

November 2009 – February 2011

Angel Food Ministries; Greater Ashburn CDC; 3600 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60652; (773) 581-1115.

  • Position: Volunteer with the First Christian Church’s Food Distribution Program
  • Responsibilities: Setting up tables; fulfilling orders; distributing food; assisting customers packing and carrying food boxes to their cars; breaking down of set up, and storing away tables.

June 2010 – June 2010

Chicago Lawn Branch Library: 6120 South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629; (312) 747-0639.

  • Position: Volunteer
  • Responsibilities: Assisting with distribution of books and t-shirts for students at Sandoval Elementary School.

REFERENCES

  • Kevin Miller, Professor of Communication; 260-359-4278
  • Josue Flores, Program Analyst; 312-835-2414
  • Anita Abraham, Professional Registered Nurse; 224-616-1462
  • Peter Flores, Spanish Interpreter; 224-239-7838
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